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Friday, April 24, 2015
Blog post reprinted with permission from the Arbor Day Foundation. As the nation celebrates Arbor Day today, let’s reflect on the value of trees, and highlight the important ability of trees to restore hope, bring healing, and lift spirits following natural disasters. Trees are vital to successful, long-term recovery...
Thursday, April 23, 2015
In honor of National Arbor Day, the Florida Forest Service is highlighting Florida’s commitment to the protection of forests and wildlife. For more than a decade, Florida’s forest owners have demonstrated a dedication to good forest stewardship through voluntary participation in forestry Best Management Practices (BMP)...
Friday, January 23, 2015
New Mexicans have an easy opportunity to turn just a few dollars of their state tax refund into trees for New Mexico communities through the New Mexico Forest Re-Leaf Program. All it takes is filling out a simple form attached to the state tax return. Funded exclusively through private donations, the New Mexico Forest Re-...
Friday, November 21, 2014
The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) is soliciting proposals to expand and enhance longleaf pine ecosystem restoration and management across longleaf pine’s historical range.  The Longleaf Stewardship Fund is a landmark public-private partnership supported with Federal funding from USDA’s Forest Service (FS)...
Friday, October 31, 2014
Harley-Davidson® and The Nature Conservancy are mobilizing the company's global community of riders to raise funds to plant 50 million trees worldwide by 2025 as part of the Renew the Ride™ initiative. Dedicated to the goal of preserving the open road for future generations of riders, Renew the Ride is the latest global...
Monday, October 6, 2014
As everyone reads this article on their respective computer screens, it’s hard to escape the sense that Americans are less connected to the outdoors. Not only does this have negative consequences for our personal health, it can have impacts on our local environment if we aren’t careful. For instance, water quality suffers...
Friday, August 15, 2014
Minnesotans dump 1 billion pounds of paper in landfills each year, but there are strategies available to reduce waste. To raise awareness of the power of recycling, a Minnesota non-profit has created a ball of paper that is 9' 7" inches tall and 32.8 feet around.  While you're here, don't forget to register for the NASF...
Friday, May 30, 2014
The U.S. Forest Service and Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) are seeking nominations for the seventh annual Two Chiefs’ Partnership Award. The awards are given to recognize successful conservation efforts made possible through partnerships among employees or officials from state forestry agencies and...
Friday, May 23, 2014
Ancient redwood trees sprout clones of themselves on the knobbly growths known as “burls” before dying.  “Burl poachers,” who cut these pieces off to make decorative pieces, are beginning to see some justice: in Humboldt County, multiple arrests of suspected burl poachers have been made. Says Redwoods park ranger Jeff...
Thursday, May 8, 2014
New research suggests that they key to saving money on wildfire control is to invest in forests before the fires even begin.  The Mokelumne Watershed Avoided Cost Analysis  suggests that investing in proactive forest management activities can save up to three times the cost of future fires, reduce high-severity fire by up...

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